…not by me, but by my wife, who put up an article on her TRAVEL WORDS blog about the Shoemakers’ Arbour in the Dingle, in Shrewsbury’s Quarry park. Actually, it’s just the gateway to the arbour, which is long gone but once stood over the river on Kingsland, close to where Shrewsbury School is now. It still stood on Kingsland when the stone statues of Crispin and Crispinian stood silent witness to the execution of Thomas Anderson in 1752: it was moved to the Dingle in 1875 or thereabouts.
Anyway, if you want to read more about that story, it’s in my article on this site, along with a demo version of the song and the article by Ron Nurse on which it’s based. Thomas Anderson [demo]
No, there isn’t a direct Cornish connection, though Jude wrote the article after we moved to Penwith. But we didn’t always live here, and she has the photographs to prove it. 🙂